St. Johns County, FL (February 6, 2019) – A 23-year-old motorcyclist in St. Johns County suffered serious injuries after being thrown from his bike in a collision with a vehicle. The crash took place on Tuesday, February 5th along State Road 13, near the Trout Creek Fish Camp.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, a car attempted to turn left into the fish camp and was stopped in the roadway. A second vehicle, a Chevy Camaro, was stopped behind the car that was waiting to turn. Police say that Matthew Proper was behind the Camaro when he collided with the rear of the vehicle. He was thrown into the roadway.
Proper was rushed to Orange Park Medical Center with serious, life-threatening injuries. The roadway remained closed until around 11:00 am. Charges are pending in the accident.
Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence in Florida. Although only 3% of all registered vehicles are motorcycles, motorcycle crashes account for approximately 14% of all traffic-related fatalities. Additionally, the odds of being seriously injured in a motorcycle or moped crash are very high.
When you have been injured in one of these crashes, you could be facing a very long road to recovery. You may experience prolonged medical treatment, including surgeries and rehabilitation such as physical therapy. You could also miss substantial time from your job as you recover from your injuries.
If you have been hurt in a Florida motorcycle crash that was not your fault, our personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law will help protect your legal rights. We have served Florida since 1988 and are only a call away. To speak with us any time, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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